Guest posting for Ta-Nehisi Coates

I’ll be guest-posting for Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic this week (and you won’t – so there!), and for that slot I’ve decided to mostly recycle some of my greatest RBC hits. I’ve been going through the archives from 2002-2003, when it was just me and 1500 hits was a big day, and decided that some of that prose was worth rescuing.

But my first post, naturally, had to be about crime and punishment. The next will be about classified information.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact:

2 thoughts on “Guest posting for Ta-Nehisi Coates”

  1. I enjoy your insights and inferences with regard to crime and culture. I have written many commentaries about the myth of urban crime waves and the crime of reporting crimes. I have discussed the issue of 'stranger danger and how in urban venues whites are the least victims of a crime and of course most people are never crime victims and most victims have some relationship with the criminal from domestic abuse crimes to date rape..

    I would post on TNC site but is Black tyrant posturing to appease elites is more than I can stomach…Keep writing I will be reading….

  2. Professor, will you please cross-post? I'd like to read what you put up, but don't want to temporarily subscribe to that feed.

    Much obliged.

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